GCSE LANGUAGES
MARIA FIDELIS CONVENT SCHOOL FCJ
LANGUAGES AT KEYSTAGE 4
You will be examined in each of
the four skills.
 Listening
 Speaking
 Reading
 Writing
Listening and Reading
These skills will be assessed at the
end of year 11.
Each skill is 20% of the final mark. You
can be entered for Foundation or
Higher tier.
In order to gain grades A* to C, you will
need to take the Higher tier for each
skill.
Speaking
Your ability to speak the language will
be assessed in school and marked by
your teacher.
This skill is 30% of the final
examination mark.
A minimum of two speaking
assessments will be set and recorded
over the two years.
Writing
Your ability to write the language will
be assessed in school under close
supervision.
This is called ‘Controlled Assessment’
This skill is 30% of the final
examination mark.
A minimum of two pieces of writing
must be submitted.
In Speaking and Writing, you will NOT BE
ENTERED for Foundation or Higher Tier.
The Tier will be assessed by the
Examination Board (AQA) and will depend
on the quality of the work you submit.
More detail about how you prepare
yourself for these tasks will be given to
you by your teacher before you complete
the work
Topics
Lifestyle
 Health
 Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their
consequences
 Relationships and Choices
 Relationships with family and friends
 Future plans regarding: marriage/partnership
 Social issues and equality
Leisure
 Free Time and the Media
 Free time activities
 Shopping, money, fashion and trends
 Advantages and disadvantages of new technology
 Holidays
 Plans, preferences, experiences
 What to see and getting around
Home and Environment
 Home and Local Area
 Special occasions celebrated in the home
 Home, town, neighbourhood and region, where it is and
what it is like
 Environment
 Current problems facing the planet
 Being environmentally friendly within the home and local
area
Work and Education
 School/College and Future Plans
 What school/college is like
 Pressures and problems
 Current and Future Jobs
 Looking for and getting a job
 Advantages and disadvantages of different jobs
Resources
You will have access an online textbook
which you will be able to access in school
and at home.
You will also be able to work, using online
material to support you.
Both of these resources can be
accessed from www.kerboodle.com
Easy access to these and other useful
resources can be found on the school’s
website at
www.mariafidelis.camden.sch.uk
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GCSE - Maria Fidelis School